Staying ahead of the game   

2019 is set to be an exciting year for​ Trend Control Systems and our customers. I’m Alan Johnstone, the company’s UK&I Partner Channel Sales Leader, and in this blog I will outline just a few of the things you can look forward to in 2019.

2018 was a year of change in both Trend and our wider Honeywell organisation, and here at Trend we are starting 2019 with a sense of optimism about what the year will bring. Firstly, Stefano D’Agostino joined Trend as our business leader and is already having a positive impact as we detail and deliver our future product, services and business strategy.

It’s almost a year since we moved into our new headquarters at St Mark’s Court, Horsham, which further strengthens our continuing commitment to the UK. Having well and truly settled in, it’s been great to see the development of our innovative Network Operations Centre, which positions Trend at the epicentre of the move towards truly intelligent buildings.

Indeed, as the only major UK based BEMS manufacturer, we are ideally placed to support you - our customers – with continuity of supply from our award-winning factory in Horsham. This means we are well positioned to respond proactively to any potential Brexit implications.

Next generation

What’s more, I can assure you that Trend remains absolutely committed to leading-edge products and innovative solutions IQ™️VISION has been a huge success, and the imminent release of IQ™️VISION v2.2 will mark a step change in our N4 capability.

With IQ™️VISION 2.2 we had two clear goals – to significantly simplify the engineering process and to reduce the time an individual needs to interact with the system by clearly providing real-time information and guaranteeing the quick resolution of system issues.

In fact, we delivered three, as IQ™️VISION 2.2 also includes a redesigned Trend Driver, which offers a step change in data security and performance and is the only choice when it comes to integrating components into a Trend BEMS.

The Trend Driver also runs on the Trend TONN, which is now completely open protocol, so if you are looking for an N4 controller, make sure it is a Trend TONN.

Reach for the sky

 Cloud-based connected building services will continue to dominate 2019, and enhanced lighting control integration will come to Trend BEMS this year with the launch of an all-new DALI BEMS controller, which connects directly to the Trend IQ™️ECO. With this solution and others, we will ensure that you are given every opportunity to leverage the power of the cloud.

Bright future

 Of course, our ongoing commitment to you is nowhere more apparent than in the industry-leading, five-year limited hardware warranty that now applies to the entire range of IQ™️4 controllers and modules. It’s a move that gives you the confidence that your investment in Trend will stand the test of time.

It’s this positive outlook that we aim to communicate in 2019, and I’m looking forward to speaking to as many of you as I can in the months ahead!


Get digital

 Finally, as an organisation, we continue to progress rapidly in the digital space and, as our buildings become ever more connected, we are also working hard on developing the wider Trend family and community.

Our social media presence is growing rapidly with active participation and conversation at every level of our industry – and our ‘Spot the Trend’ posts are becoming very popular. I’d encourage everyone to connect with us, whether online at, on LinkedIn, Twitter or YouTube!


To find out more about Trend’s plans for 2019 please contact us at, or visit our contact us page!

Published  on  08/01/2019  by  Robert Barber-Pratt
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